Senator Jim Hendren (I)

1607 Highway 72, S.E., Gravette, 72736

Senator Jim Hendren (I)
Phone: 479-787-6222
Phone:
District: 2
District:
2
Seniority: 14
Seniority:
14
Occupation: Owner, Hendren Plastics, Inc.
Occupation:
Owner, Hendren Plastics, Inc.
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: Yes
Veteran:
Yes
Public Service: Gravette School Board (1992-1997, 2002-2012), House 1995, 1997, 1999; Senate 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 President Pro Tempore, Senate 2021
Public Service:
Gravette School Board (1992-1997, 2002-2012), House 1995, 1997, 1999; Senate 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 President Pro Tempore, Senate 2021


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TERMINATION AND CANCELLATION OF A RESIDENTIAL LEASE UNDER THE ARKANSAS SOLDIERS' AND AIRMEN'S CIVIL RELIEF ACT.
TO CREATE AN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT, AN INCREASED STANDARD DEDUCTION, AND AN INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX REDUCTION; AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR INCOME TAX REDUCTIONS THROUGH NEW TAXES ON CIGARETTES AND E-CIGARETTES.
TO CREATE A STUDY OF THE BEST PRACTICES FOR REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE.
CONCERNING NONCRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUESTS SUBMITTED TO THE DIVISION OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST A PERSON DUE TO THE PERSON'S ATTRIBUTES; AND TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION OF HATE CRIMES IN ARKANSAS.
CONCERNING THE PENALTIES FOR THE OFFENSE OF FLEEING IN A VEHICLE OR CONVEYANCE.
Primary Sponsor for House
CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST A PERSON DUE TO THE PERSON'S ATTRIBUTES; AND TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION OF HATE CRIMES IN ARKANSAS.
TO DEFINE "CHILDCARE INSTITUTION" UNDER THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY LICENSING ACT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CRIMINAL RECORD AND CHILD MALTREATMENT CHECKS UNDER THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY LICENSING ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CLOSURE OF INVESTIGATIONS AND INVESTIGATIVE DETERMINATIONS UNDER THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO USE FUNDING TO PROVIDE FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS AT NO CHARGE IN EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
CoSponsor
TO REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO EXEMPT UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FROM INCOME TAX DURING A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING COVERAGE OF DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATIONS FOR BREAST CANCER UNDER CERTAIN HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOOT CAMP.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TUTORING CORPS ACT; TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUSTAINABLE TUTORING PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO LEARNING LOSS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PREPARE REPORTS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OF UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND SPOUSES ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REMEMBER SENATOR JIM ARGUE AND TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO REMEMBER PAUL GREENBERG AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor for House
TO ENACT THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S GENERAL OMNIBUS.
TO REMOVE THE PRELICENSURE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS EXEMPTION FOR AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER; TO REQUIRE A NONRESIDENT INSURANCE PRODUCER, ADJUSTER, OR CONSULTANT TO MAINTAIN A LICENSE IN GOOD STANDING IN THE LICENSEE'S HOME STATE.
TO MODIFY THE ARKANSAS CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "CLAIMANT AGENCY" AS USED IN THE STATUTES CONCERNING COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES.
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE INSURERS TO FILE MARKET CONDUCT ANNUAL STATEMENTS.
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "POLICY CANCELLATION"; AND TO CLARIFY THE MINIMUM NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR CANCELLATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY AND CASUALTY POLICIES.
TO CREATE A STATE MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT; TO TRANSFER AUTHORITY OVER MEAT INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
PERMITTING NONIMMIGRANTS LEGALLY ADMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES UNDER A COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION TO BE A CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; AND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "MARSHALLESE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT".
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS STUDENT-ATHLETE PUBLICITY RIGHTS ACT.
TO MODERNIZE AND STRENGTHEN NURSING FACILITY STAFFING STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO REPEAL THE EXCEPTION TO THE PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.

Committees

Committees
Vice-Chair: ALC-PERSONNEL